Brown Line

Adrian Balle / photo from Chicago Police

Prosecutors: Man Groped Woman At Brown Line Station On Near North Side

A registered sex offender is accused of groping a woman Tuesday night at a Brown Line station on the Near North Side.


A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA To Rehab ‘L’ Cars Used On Orange, Brown Lines

The CTA’s board Wednesday set the stage to rebuild the ‘L’ cars used on the Orange and Brown lines, even though it expects to junk them in less than 10 years.


(Top left: Jean Salvatierra; top right: Kevin Ramirez; bottom left: Kevar Preston; bottom right: Mario Elvira; Chicago Police photos.)

Seven Charged In Machete Attack At Brown Line Station

Seven people have been charged after a man who refused to flash a gang sign was attacked with a machete Monday morning at a Brown Line station in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood.


A cyclist was struck and killed by a CTA train on the North Side early Thursday. (Photo by Network Video Productions)

Cyclist Struck, Killed By Brown Line Train In Albany Park

About 12:20 a.m., a man riding his bike was struck by a northbound train as he attempted to go around the gates near the CTA Kimball station in the 4700 block of North Kedzie Avenue, police said.


Metal brackets and chunks of wood cleared off of Van Buren Street after apparently falling from the L tracks. (Credit; Rory Rice)

Loop Train Service Back To Normal After Derailment Caused Big Delays

CTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.


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Woman, 23, Shot In Albany Park

The woman, who was hit in the abdomen, was taken in critical condition to Illinois Masonic, authorities said.


Steve Johnson may be displaced by the planned overhaul of the Red, Purple and Brown lines. (Steve Miller)

Some North Side Residents Not Happy To Be Displaced By CTA Overhaul

WBBM’s Steve Miller has reaction from one of the areas that would be most affected.


Artistic rendering of the track-level view of an elevated bypass project along the Red, Brown and Purple Lines north of the Belmont station in Lakeview. (Credit: CTA)

Tunney Wary Of Project For Lakeview “L” Overpass

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said he’s not yet ready to embrace the CTA’s plans to build elevated bypass tracks that would eliminate a traffic bottleneck for three of its rail lines – the Red, Brown, and Purple – and speed up rush hour trains on the North Side.


Artistic rendering of an elevated bypass project along the Brown, Red and Purple Lines in Lakeview. (Credit: CTA)

CTA Bypass Project Would Eliminate Bottleneck For Red, Brown, Purple Lines

The CTA would have to acquire and tear down 16 buildings in the Lakeview neighborhood to make way for a $320 million rail bypass that would eliminate a longstanding bottleneck along the Red, Brown, and Purple lines.


A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Trains Delayed By Extreme Cold

CTA Purple Line service is resuming after Monday’s frigid weather shut it down for about an hour and caused delays on multiple other train lines during the morning commute.


CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Refurbish Aging Rail Cars On Orange, Brown Lines

CTA is preparing to spend $166 million to upgrade a group of ‘L’ cars that won’t be around for long after they’re rehabbed.


A CTA train. (CBS)

Brown Line Kimball Station To Be Shut Down For 9 Days

Another nine-day closure is just ahead on the Brown Line, but this time it’s at the outer end of the line.


The double decker Wells Street Bridge reopened to CTA trains on May 6, 2013, after work was completed to replace the north span. The south span was replaced earlier in the year. The street level of the bridge remains closed for further work until November. (Credit: CBS)

Wells Street Bridge Work Complete, CTA Service Back To Normal

Service on CTA Brown and Purple line trains returned to normal Monday morning after work crews rebuilding the Wells Street Bridge finished a major phase of construction.


Crews prepare to begin replacing the north leaf of the Wells Street Bridge. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Brown Line Riders: Get Ready For Shake-Up

38,000 CTA riders are getting ready for a commute shake-up Monday


The old and new portions of the Wells Street bridge. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsradio)

Commuter Alert: Major CTA Changes For Wells Street Bridge Work

A big commuter headache returns tonight, with the closure of the Wells Street bridge.


Brown Line, Wells Street Bridge

Wells Street Bridge Reconstruction To Disrupt CTA Service

The second phase of reconstruction of the Wells Street Bridge begins Friday night.


A pair of CTA trains crosses the Wells Street Bridge on March 11, 2013, after the bridge reopened to trains, following replacement of the span's southern half. (Credit: CBS)

Wells Street Bridge Reopens To CTA Brown & Purple Line Trains

The rumble of CTA L cars over the Wells Street Bridge is due to resume Monday in time for Purple and Brown Line riders to return to normal rush-hour schedules.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2013

Brown Line, Wells Street Bridge

Bridge Work To Make Commute A Headache For Brown, Purple Line Riders

This morning’s commute might be a big hassle for thousands who depend on the CTA’s Brown and Purple lines.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2013

Wells Street Bridge (Credit: Steve Miller)

Emanuel Says Bridge Replacement Saves Time, Money

The CTA compares it to open heart surgery: the shutdown of the Wells Street Bridge for reconstruction, starting this weekend – affecting the Brown Line and five other lines. And Mayor Emanuel says the city is saving money – and time.


Brown Line, Wells Street Bridge

CTA Train Routes Closed For Bridge Construction

It’s a big hassle for thousands of CTA riders and it’s all to replace a major Chicago bridge.